What is a taxonomy?
In OpenOlat, a taxonomy is a hierarchical indexing, usually with a competence approach.
Taxonomy can be activated and used in several OpenOlat areas:
The usage of the taxonomy will be developed continuously.
Thus on one hand taxonomy structures can for example be built in the form of subject, sphere of activity or competence structures. On the other hand competences can be added to users which allows them access to the taxonomy.
Example of a taxonomy structure according to subjects for the document pool:
Directly on the overview page a new taxonomy can be created. If a subject structure has already been created in the question pool, it will be shown here with the title Question pool. With the update to the release 12.2 or higher a taxonomy structure is created automatically out of the subject structure of the question bank.
Several taxonomy structures can be created and used for different reasons (question bank or document pool).
When creating the metadata identifier, name and if desired a description can be inserted. These data can be edited in the tab "Metadata" afterward. Additionally an ID is created automatically and if an external management system has created the taxonomy, an external ID is created as well.
Level types are used to give a significance to the taxonomy structure. The can for example be created for competence → sphere of activity → subject and sub types can be created underneath each other. Therefore it is not necessary that a level type is alway at the same place or on the same level of the taxonomy structure.
To the level types certain configurations can be added.
In the tab "Level types" a new type can be created with "Add new level type".
In this tab the single taxonomy levels are created and shown.
When creating the following attributes are necessary:
In the overview a hierarchical structure is now visible.
In the detail view competences can be added afterwards. Like this users get access rights for the single taxonomy levels. In OpenOlat competences have been added in the release 12.2.
4 different competences are distinguished. Following they are outlined shortly:
All deleted elements of the tab "Taxonomy" end up here. For the moment they cannot be reset.